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Barton Hospital provides verified care for traumatic injuries

November 19, 2017 — Barton Hospital is one of four designated Level III trauma centers in California, and the only trauma center in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Carson Valley regions. Below are six ways this designation strengthens health care in South Tahoe. 1. Trauma care starts when the

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California ‘Obamacare’ enrollment up slightly from last year

November 17, 2017 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's health insurance marketplace says enrollment is up slightly from the same period last year despite President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back the federal health care law. Covered California officials said Thursday that 48,000 new consumers used their service to sign

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California company recalls chicken dish over listeria fears

November 15, 2017 — HAYWARD, Calif. — A California-based Indian food company has recalled pre-packaged chicken tikka masala products over possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday that the recalled dishes by Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods have a “use by” date

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How you can enjoy holidays while healing from oral surgery procedure

November 15, 2017 — Many people choose to coordinate an oral surgery procedure with a scheduled break from work or school. With the holidays quickly approaching, you might be considering taking care of a tooth extraction, dental implant or scheduling your kid's wisdom teeth extraction during the upcoming break.

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Maya Prenatal Massage

November 13, 2017 — Maya Prenatal Massage has a heritage that encompasses a legacy of healing and nurturing knowledge handed down from generation to generation of midwives and traditional healers in Central America. Every Maya technique facilitates a comfortable pregnancy and optimal birthing journey for mother and baby. The

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What we know about the link between gum disease & dementia

November 10, 2017 — Each November, we recognize the 5 million Americans struggling with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. While there's still a lot of research to be done, there's been many scientific studies devoted to finding a possible connection between gum (or periodontal) disease and dementia. Sierra Smiles

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Barton Health enrollment counselor: Myths and facts about health insurance

November 8, 2017 — Signing up for a health insurance plan can be daunting and time consuming. As a certified enrollment counselor, my job is to make it easier for South Lake Tahoe families and individuals to navigate Covered California — the states official health care marketplace — and

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Does your child keep getting ear infections?

November 7, 2017 — Five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday and it is at this particular time of year that the little ones might be coming home from school repeatedly with runny noses, coughs and … ear infections. Most

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South Lake Tahoe native returning home to Barton Health

November 4, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe native recently returned home to serve as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Jeffrey Orr is now seeing patients in South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Carson City, according to a press release from Barton Health. Orr received his medical doctorate from Georgetown

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Coping with fewer hours of daylight

November 4, 2017 — Daylight saving time comes to an end each fall, at a time when the hours of available sunlight already are beginning to decline. Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada

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Hip pain keeping you down?

November 1, 2017 — When medications and other treatments don't help your hip pain, you may have hip arthritis. Surgery to replace the hip joint may be the answer. An orthopedic surgeon who has experience with hip arthritis will understand your frustration with the pain and be able to

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To stretch or not to stretch?

October 27, 2017 — Throughout my 17 plus years as a doctor of chiropractic and decades as a fitness coach, I've heard the same questions over and over regarding stretching.  "When should I stretch?" "What's a good stretch for my back?" "How long should I hold a stretch?" I've

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10 reasons to overcome dental anxiety of tooth extractions

October 25, 2017 — An estimated 75 percent of U.S. adults avoid seeing the dentist or oral surgeon because of dental fear and anxiety. As oral surgeons, we are in the unique position to see patients each day who present varying degrees of anxiety after being told they need

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The best way to diet and dine out

October 22, 2017 — Dining out is big business. A 2016 Consumer Reports survey of more than 68,000 subscribers projected that Americans would spend $720 billion at restaurants in 2016 alone. That equates to nearly half of every food dollar spent in the United States. Dining out is a

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Dental implants: Bringing new life to a dead tooth

October 18, 2017 — Things get spooky this month and the Sierra Smiles Tahoe dental team wants you to know that living with a dead tooth can be a thing of the past thanks to dental implants. Implant Magic The curative power of a dental implant is magical. Not

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Barton Health hires former Carson Valley Medical Center CEO to serve as new COO

October 16, 2017 — Barton Health on Monday announced a new hire who will serve in a newly created leadership position within the health care organization. Preston Becker, who most recently served as CEO of Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville, is Barton’s new chief operating officer, according to

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The doctor is in!

October 16, 2017 — Hi everyone! Some of you know me as Doc Adam "the chiropractor," and some of you know me as "the guy that teaches those SPINEFIT STICK YOGA classes." For those of you who don't know me, I'm Dr. Adam Spindler. I have been a doctor

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How implants can make a new life for people with dentures

October 11, 2017 — We often have patients come to us after learning their existing teeth are so bad they all need to come out. These patients understandably have a lot of concerns about changes in their looks, the social stigma, and how they can enjoy foods again. I

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New law challenges ‘evils’ of pharma profits, California governor claims

October 9, 2017 — California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday by signing a sweeping drug price transparency bill that will force drugmakers to publicly justify big price hikes. “Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when pharmaceutical profits

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Smile! It’s national dental hygiene month

October 9, 2017 — October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Sierra Smiles Tahoe wants to recognize our hygienists for the hard work they do, the variety of services they provide patients, and their wealth of dental knowledge. Dental Hygienist Qualifications Did you know hygienists have excellent training and education

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